• The pillars of the EU are buckling under the weight of their own contradictions, warned UKIP deputy leader David Campbell Bannerman MEP.
His comments follow press revelations today that the British budget in its draft form will be reviewed by EU leaders in Brussels before it is even seen by MPs in the House of Commons.
"The first test of the coalition's 'new politics' is to reject, outright, any kind of EU economic intervention. The government has necessary and essential spending reductions to make that the EU cannot get in the way of," he said. "We will not eliminate our deficit and get our economy back on track if the government consents to the first steps towards EU economic government."
The UKIP deputy leader went on to comment about a statement by EU president Herman Van Rompuy, who on Monday justified the move by explaining it was a ‘reality check' on debt crisis, following the demise of the Greek (euro) economy.
"UKIP has warned since 1993 that one cannot be half pregnant," Mr Campbell Bannerman said.
"This need for deeper integration is a consequence of an already too integrated Union. UKIP said the euro would fail without corresponding fiscal union. It is because integration in some areas necessitates integration in others, which in turn necessitates integration in yet other areas, that UKIP opposes the political unification of Europe and instead wishes to see independent, sovereign nations voluntarily cooperating in narrow areas of mutual interest."